S.G. Browne

Lost Creatures Fun Facts (Part III)

Continuing with my series of Fun Facts about Lost Creatures, here are a couple of facts about two of the stories in the collection that center around giant monsters.



The concept for “Scattered Showers with a Chance of Daikaiju,” the opening story in Lost Creatures, came to me while watching the movie War of the Gargantuas back in 1990. I thought: if Japan is always being attacked by giant monsters, would meteorologists in Japan forecast daikaiju attacks along with the weather?


Another of my “giant monster” themed stories that appears in Lost Creatures is “The Curse of the Amazing Colossal Thing From Outer Space,” which originally appeared in the anthology Drive-In Creature Feature.

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Lost Creatures Fun Facts (Part II)

This is the second in a series of Fun Facts about Lost Creatures, my new collection of short stories, On Sale Now.

Below are two more Fun Facts about two of the short stories in the collection, “All of the Lost Creatures Are Found” and “Riding the Softland Express.”



The title for Lost Creatures comes from the penultimate story in the collection “All of the Lost Creatures Are Found.” That story was inspired by all of the lost pet fliers I see posted around San Francisco and how I wish they could all be found.

The story was also inspired by the idea of childhood dreams combined with job titles I’ve come across on LinkedIn and how no child ever dreams of growing up to be a procurement analyst, a human resources generalist, or a senior account executive.


The second story in Lost Creatures, “Riding the Softland Express,” originally appeared as “Softland” in my collection Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel. That short story was the inspiration for my third novel Lucky Bastard.


Lost Creatures Fun Facts (Part I)

This is the first in a series of Fun Facts about Lost Creatures, my new collection of short stories, on sale now. I’ll be sharing these over the next couple of weeks, so I hope you enjoy them.

First up are a couple of Fun Facts about my short story “Remedial English for Reanimated Corpses,” which takes place at Bela Lugosi University, where the werewolves and vampires rule and the zombies most definitely drool.



Professor Warner, who teaches the titular class in “Remedial English for Reanimated Corpses,” is named after Andy Warner, the protagonist and hero of Breathers.

Oh, and “Remedial English for Reanimated Corpses” is available as a Kindle single for the low, low price of FREE until May 22.


The idea for “Remedial English for Reanimated Corpses” originated when I was interviewed for the zombie documentary DOC OF THE DEAD and explained my theory that zombies are the nerds of the monster world, while werewolves are the jocks and vampires are the frat boys.

If you click on the DOC OF THE DEAD link, you can watch my explanation, complete with the cartoon graphics below, at the 45:52 mark of the documentary. (I also have contributions at the 20:13, 38:47, and 1:16:02 marks.) If you’ve never seen the documentary and are a zombie and/or pop culture fan, it’s definitely worth the time.



Lost Creatures Release Day!

My new book is here! My new book is here!

Lost Creatures, my new collection of short stories, officially releases today! Woo hoo!

It’s available in ebook on Kindle, Nook, Apple Books, and Kobo, and in paperback on Amazon. (It will also be available for pre-order in paperback on B&N but at the moment B&N is experiencing technical difficulties.)

You can read all about Lost Creatures and find order links to all of the vendors on my website: Order Lost Creatures Here. Or you can click on the individual vendor links below:

Order in Paperback on Amazon
Order on Kindle
Order on Nook
Order on Apple Books
Order on Kobo

I’m excited to share this collection of stories with you and hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them.



Lost Creatures Out May 17!

We’re just two days out from the official release of Lost Creatures, my new collection of fourteen short stories, and I’m excited to share them with you!

While the paperback version won’t officially be available until May 17, the eBook version is available for pre-order on several platforms, depending on your eBook vendor preference. In addition to Kindle, Lost Creatures is available on Nook, Apple Books, and Kobo. I’ve included the links below if you’d like to check them out:

Order on Kindle
Order on Nook
Order on Apple Books
Order on Kobo

Oh, and if you haven’t entered the Goodreads Giveaway for a signed paperback copy of Lost Creatures, the giveaway ends on May 16, so there’s still time.

Also, if you’d like a sneak peak at the collection, my short story “Scattered Showers with a Chance of Daikaiju,” the first story in Lost Creatures, is currently FREE on Amazon through May 16 if you’d like to check it out. Or give it as a gift to a friend. The more, the merrier.

Finally, as this is a self-published endeavor, it doesn’t have the marketing or promotional weight of a publishing house behind it like my other published books. So if you feel compelled to share with friends and family, or anyone who you think might enjoy my collection of stories, any signal boost is appreciated.

As always, thanks for reading!